This story is based on the letters between Helen Keller and Ethel Orr during the winter and spring of 1890 when they were both about 10 years old. Photos of Helen and Ethel, the letters, the quilt, and other artifacts are included. Beautifully illustrated by Dawn Peterson.
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In the winter of 1890, Ethel Orr, because she had asthma, was staying home with her mother. As she played the piano, her mother created a beautiful crazy quilt, with autographs by some very famous people of the time. Her mother suggested they request an autograph from Helen Keller, who was attending a special school in Boston. Much to their surprise, Helen wrote that she could not sign the ribbon Ethel's mother had sent, but instead, she sent a small beaded basket and over the next few months, three letters, still in existence and never published before, to Ethel. Ethel's letters no longer exist, but the beautiful quilt does, and so does the beaded basket and the letters. The letters and quilt may be seen at the Maine State Museum in Maine's state capitol. This audio of the book is read by the author, Nancy Orr Johnson Jensen.About the Author:
Helen, Ethel & The Crazy Quilt is the first children s book by the author. Adults may be familiar with her nonfiction book Bailey Island: Memories, Pictures & Lore (now in second printing). Nancy Orr Johnson Jensen grew up on Bailey Island, attended college in Maine, then taught in Germany for five years before moving to Illinois where she became an elementary school librarian. She now lives with her husband in northern Illinois. Her four children and eight grandchildren live nearby.
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